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I wasn't planning on upgrading soon, but I came across some bargains in a sale and got myself some parts to kickstart a new dual core build

You can see my main rig on the left.

Well, I got myself a C2D e4600 along with some OCZ Reaper HPC 4gb (2x2GB).
I'm planning to put this into a case I bought a while ago, a Silverstone TJ08.
I'm also looking to transfer most of my parts from the rig (on left).

I'm currently looking at finding a very stable and clockable mobo for this setup. I've mainly been looking for Micro-atx mobos so I can use it in the TJ08, but if they are not worth it then I'd probably go for an ATX mobo.

Here are some of the mobos I've been looking at and would appreciate comments or suggestions, especially with the hsf I'm looking at (Xigmatek HDT-S1283):

DFI LANPARTY JR P45-T2RS - expensive and concerns with the PCIE 2.0 running at 8x.
Asus P5Q-VM
Asus P5Q-EM
Asus P5E-VM SE
Asus P5E-V HDMI
Asus P5E-VM HDMI


Or will I be better off with an ATX (for stability/OC'ability/price)
Many thanks!
 
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i would get the DFI LP DK p45-t2rs
it is about the same as the JR but it is its full size big brother.
 
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i would get the DFI LP DK p45-t2rs
it is about the same as the JR but it is its full size big brother.
I read there's two versions of this mobo, a plus and normal one (unless I'm mistaking it for another model)
Also would this big bro version run the pcie 2.0 at full a6 speed or is restricted to 8x speed when only one slot is being used?
 

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Hiya mithrandir!

What's the concern with the 8X slot? Are you going to be running single card or crossfire? Only reason I am asking is because the performance drop is very minimal, but mainly dependent on the card.
 
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True, but not when I got the e4600 for peanuts (from PC world recently :D)
Theres something wrong here..the words 'PC world' and 'got it for peanuts' together? no way man, tell me how much
 
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Hiya mithrandir!

What's the concern with the 8X slot? Are you going to be running single card or crossfire? Only reason I am asking is because the performance drop is very minimal, but mainly dependent on the card.
Well, single card to start with (my 2900gt), but I'd like a lasting mobo and will probably upgrade my gpu within the year. I know current cards don't make full use of the ports just yet, but the new gen of cards I think will.
Just seems the performance might run slower than pcie 1.1 @16. (PCIe 2.0 x8 running at 4 lanes upstream and 4 down, whereas PCIe 1.1 x16 will run at 8 upstream and 8 down)

Theres something wrong here..the words 'PC world' and 'got it for peanuts' together? no way man, tell me how much
They had e6320s and loads of other stuff (like the OCZ reapers), but it was a case of being in luck at the local store to get them to check stocks.


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I read there's two versions of this mobo, a plus and normal one (unless I'm mistaking it for another model)
Also would this big bro version run the pcie 2.0 at full a6 speed or is restricted to 8x speed when only one slot is being used?
it will run 1 PCI-E slot at 16x when the 2nd one isn't in use when they both are used they both run X8.
The Plus has more SATA ports and MAYBE some different bios options but the non-plus should be just fine.
 
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it will run 1 PCI-E slot at 16x when the 2nd one isn't in use when they both are used they both run X8.
The Plus has more SATA ports and MAYBE some different bios options but the non-plus should be just fine.
No, I read DFI has confirmed that even with one slot max speed is at 8x (PCIe 2.0), just a little concerned on it's limitations in future use (considering the price of this mobo is pretty much same or more than a very good ATX board).



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No, I read DFI has confirmed that even with one slot max speed is at 8x (PCIe 2.0), just a little concerned on it's limitations in future use (considering the price of this mobo is pretty much same or more than a very good ATX board).



Thanks
sorry for not giving you the right info. different sources seem to have different info but if DFI confirmed it then it much be 8x :toast:
 

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The Jr is in fact 8X for the GPU. Also something to concider is alot of users complaining that they have trouble with getting CPU coolers to fit well. So essentially there goes good overclocking, unless you are using a waterblock!

Have a look see for yourselves.... http://csd.dficlub.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=49